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Your TV might be watching you

Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras.

Salad eaten at restaurants in Iowa, Nebraska blamed for illness outbreak

Diners at Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants in Iowa and Nebraska caught an intestinal illness tied to a rare type of parasite after eating salad mix that came from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

FEMA announces extra aid for Texas town decimated by blast

 The Obama administration has issued a disaster declaration for the Texas town hit by fertilizer plant blasts in April.

Judge allows evidence of Fort Hood suspect's Web searches on jihad

 A military court judge ruled Friday that the prosecutors may use as evidence Maj. Nidal M.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

Cooper excused from Eagles team activities to receive counseling

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday, wide-receiver, Riley Cooper, has been excused from all team activities, so he can receive counseling in light of his recent actions.

Al Qaeda threat closes some U.S. embassies

Al Qaeda is linked to a terror threat that has prompted the State Department to close embassies in key Middle East nations, including Egypt and Israel, as a precaution beginning Sunday, U.S. Rep.

Police: Mom kept autistic son in 'dungeon-like conditions'

His room smelled of urine and feces. It had no lighting, no bathroom, and there was only a mattress to furnish it.

Massive geyser puts on a surprise show

Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable.